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Old 04-05-2012, 06:43 AM   #43
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Yes and pedal to spare
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Old 04-06-2012, 01:50 PM   #44
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did you run a alum intake om your old engine? been thinking about picking one up used a trying it to see if it will help mileage or power
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Old 04-06-2012, 04:16 PM   #45
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Yes it had an eldebrock performer on it when i got it i am still running the Q jet on it works great so far i fixed the carb when i had the old engine
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Old 04-06-2012, 08:49 PM   #46
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i think ill look for 1 . thanks
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Old 04-07-2012, 09:15 AM   #47
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They are cheep on ebay just look for one that is unmodified and i also run a 1" plastic spacer under carb it insulates the carb from engine heat and adds a little torque to the motor we have proven it on the dyno on the race cars . Have fun !
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Old 05-02-2012, 05:29 PM   #48
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Well first hard run with new motor did great with 20' car trailer in tow Cept up with traffic @60 mph and pulled all the hills in hi gear only kicked down twice
Best of all we got 7 1/2 mpg from 6 mpg with a smaller trailer so I am very pleased
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Old 05-06-2012, 09:56 PM   #49
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Here are some photos from the weekend

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Yeah.Sure is nice to have a enclosed trailer and motor home.Started to rain at one of the Empire Nationals and we just pulled the car in the trailer and went in the motor home to have lunch.It turned into a down pour and I watched from the motor home three guys running around to get a car on a open trailer and covered up with a tarp.Three guys then where setting in a Ford 250 pick-up soaked to the skin.The next round came up after the rain and we drew them to race against.My partner said before the race,"lets put them out of their misery".Well we beat them and sent them home.One guy actually looked happy about it!!.LOL.
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Old 05-17-2012, 05:04 PM   #51
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Had a 1989 Tioga 21' with Chevy small block. Yup it was under powered, but it ran so smooth I did not care, Just learned patience. My wife and I took it all over the colorado rockies, and then down to Utah, we loved it. We also rebuilt it inside out. The only problem we had was a dirty fuel filter, and a bad engine fan clutch. Other than that, the handling was awful, and I should have done the suspension too, but I was too lazy. I traded it for a Serro Scotty, a Class C built on a Dodge Ram 3500 chassis with the Cummins Turbo Diesel Engine, wow what a rig that is. I recently went up to a Gulf Stream Class A 40' with a Cat motor, which is a girlie engine compared to the Cummins. But I still think about that Tioga with the mouse engine, I really liked it. By the way the Scotty is for sale if anyone is interested. Good luck with your coachman, sounds like it's going to be a lot of fun.
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Old 05-19-2012, 06:36 PM   #52
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Thanks we will upgrade one day but when i do it will be a toter that can pull a fifth wheel car trailer since most of our camping revolves around racing A stacker would be nice then we can take both cars !
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Yeah we had a 5th wheel with living quarters.No toter.Crew cab Ford power stroke.That thing was 18 mpg with the 5th wheel or without.Trannies aren't the best through.Threw a code coming back from Cleveland.Nursed it back to Buffalo.Cost 2850 to fix.Sold it off shortly after that.Got a 28' trailer now and it is a two car operation.A 10.90 car and a 7.90 RED.It's tight and a one way pack,but it all fits.
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HELP!! I just got to my destination at the top of Raton Pass. I intended to get my propane tank filled on the way but never did. I plan to be parked here for 4 months using the propane necessary to run the fridge and maybe a little stove use. How long do you think a quarter tank will last me in my 85 Chevy 24ft.???
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If you are just running the fridge it will last a long time but stove use and water heater all bets are off mine full is 10 gal or 40# which ever way you see it will last me all summer with hot water and fridge but 2 week ends with the heat on
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If you do a search you might be able to find a local company that will do a on site delivery for a refill.
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